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Andalucia triumphs in Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Spain

Friday, April 11th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13604" align="aligncenter" width="142" caption="Andalucia has half of Spain's top destinations for this year."] [/caption] If you're a Trip Advisor user, and many of us who love to travel are, you'll be interested to hear about the Travelers' Choice Awards for Spain. Out of the top 10 destinations which were voted for, ...

La Gran Recogida 2013: the season of giving

Friday, November 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12736" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Donate food for the hungry in Andalucia as part of the Gran Recogida de Alimentos (Great Food Collection), at supermarkets today and tomorrow."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12740" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Two volunteers in my local supermarket accept food donated by shoppers as part of La Gran Recogida early this ...

Light in Art and Science from the Islamic world

Friday, October 25th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12327" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sunlight shines on the wall of the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, where this exhibition is being held."] [/caption] No civilization left a more profound and lasting legacy in Andalucia than the Moors. From exquisite art and architecture, to advanced scientific and philosophical concepts, and even ...

Where does the World’s Best Olive Oil come from? Why, Andalucia, of course!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11753" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="World's Best Olive Oils - nine of the top 10 come from Andalucia. Altogether now: We are the Champions..."] [/caption] I don't use capitals lightly, and, like most journalists, abhor blatant abuse of upper case letters almost as much as inappropriate apostrophes. So it is no ...

The May Crosses of Ecija

Monday, May 6th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10656" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The May Crosses are often draped with white cloths, which symbolise Christ's shroud, and are always surrounded by flowers in vibrant colours; this one has an embroidered manton (shawl) over it, and an offering of bread"] .[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10661" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="In Ecija, this red flag with ...

Cordoba Patios Festival – new (free) weekend ticket system

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10551" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The spectacular Cordoba Patios Festival is in May: this year, you need a ticket to see the patios at the weekend."] [/caption] The next major cultural event here in Andalucia is the Cordoba Patios Festival, which takes place on 8-19 May. This is one of the region's most ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...

Spring has sprung!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10060" align="alignright" width="578" caption="Sweet-smelling orange blossom offers one of the most vivid sensory experiences in Seville's springtime."] [/caption] Yay, my favourite season of the year is here! The rain has stopped, finally, after weeks and weeks of endless downpours, showers, drizzle, thunder, lightning, puddles, wellies and waterproofs - and, of ...

A useful video for those buying property in Spain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you've ever considered buying a property here in Spain (or anywhere else abroad), or perhaps you're in the process now, the FCO (UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office), in association with property media expert BuyAssociation, has produced an excellent video which covers all the key aspects. As with many such ...

Patios of Cordoba open over Christmas

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Last week it was announced that the Patios of Cordoba Festival, which takes place every year in May, has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, joining other Spanish entries flamenco and the Mediterranean diet. But you don't have to wait till spring to see these 50 ...